Daily Devotional Library

The Jesse Tree

December 1, 2018

The Stump of Jesse

Isaiah 11:1-10
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

December 2, 2018

God, the Creator

Genesis 1:1-2:3
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

December 3, 2018

The First Sin

Genesis 3
He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.

December 4, 2018

The Flood

Genesis 9:8-17
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

December 5, 2018

The Promise

Genesis 15:1-6
Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them. . . . So shall your offspring be.

December 6, 2018

Offering Isaac

Genesis 22:1-19
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”

December 7, 2018

The Promise Again

Genesis 28:10-22
All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.

December 8, 2018

God’s Providence

Genesis 45:1-7
God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

December 9, 2018

God’s Leadership

Exodus 3:1-10
So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.

December 10, 2018

Passover and Exodus

Exodus 12
On that very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of Egypt.

December 11, 2018

The Torah at Sinai

Exodus 19:1-8
Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.

December 12, 2018

Fall of Jericho

Joshua 6:1-20
When the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded . . . “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!”

December 13, 2018

Unlikely Heroes

Judges 6:1-14
When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

December 14, 2018

Beginning of the Monarchy

1 Samuel 9:14-17
The Lord said to [Samuel], “This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.”

December 15, 2018

A Shepherd

1 Samuel 16:1-13
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

December 16, 2018

Threat of False Gods

1 Kings 18:15-46
“How long will you waver . . . ? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

December 17, 2018

Faithfulness and Deliverance

2 Kings 18:1-8
Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah. . . .

December 18, 2018

Call to Obedience

Isaiah 6:1-10
I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips . . . and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.

December 19, 2018


Jeremiah 8:22-9:3
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?

December 20, 2018


Habakkuk 3:17-19
The sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to tread on the heights.

December 21, 2018


Nehemiah 2:1-20; 6:15-16
The surrounding nations were afraid . . . because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

December 22, 2018


Matthew 3:1-12
John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

December 23, 2018

Hope for the Future

Luke 1:26-38
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

December 24, 2018

Joy to the World!

Luke 2:8-20
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

December 25, 2018

The Word Became Flesh

John 1:1-14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

December 26, 2018

The Gift of Salvation

Matthew 2:1-12
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

December 27, 2018

Seeking the Comfort of Israel

Luke 2:22-35
Simeon . . . was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

December 28, 2018

Bread of Life

John 6:25-35
I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

December 29, 2018

Light of the World

John 8:12-18
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

December 30, 2018

The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:17-37
I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

December 31, 2018

Coming on the Clouds of Heaven

Mark 14:53-62
You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.

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